Interview: Whipsaw Founder, Designer and CEO, Dan Harden

Exploring the principles and visions that drive this prolific design firm

Despite winning over 290 design awards and filing over 1,000 patents, Whipsaw—a highly acclaimed strategy, industrial design, digital design and engineering consulting firm—doesn’t aspire to be the most celebrated or prosperous company. For Whipsaw, success lies in designing solutions, meaningful experiences and, most of all, a better world. Since its conception in 1999, these ideals have shown through their widespread work, including home-gym machine Tonal, medical …

Designing The Royal Enfield Scram 411

This accessible adventurer is pared-back but offers plenty

Royal Enfield, a 121-year-old company with roots in England, has been making bikes in India since the 1960s, and the past five years—with managing director Siddhartha Lal at the helm—has seen the company’s sales skyrocket. Most of that success has been within India, but North America is now the company’s biggest export market and, as such, the brand is focusing more on designs that will …

Pebble Beach Concours D’Élegance 2022: Eye-Catching Drop-Tops

Old, new and conceptual roadsters at the exhilarating automotive event

It’s impossible to spend a handful of days staring at automobiles—new, old, restored, conceptual—and not be impressed by them. But when the one-of-one, light blue and black 1932 Duesenberg J Figoni Sports Torpedo claimed best of show at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Élegance, a long weekend’s worth of car musings clicked: the roadster is roaring back. Perhaps it’s an appreciation of fresh air and …